Other Flag state approved centres you can do Marine Cookery Assessment at?

We want to give you all the options available to you..

Note: Not all flag states require you to complete the Marine Cookery Assessment as each have their own criteria for yachts registered under their flag.

Here are some centres around the world who offer the marine cookery assessment and which flags accept the assessment towards the Ship’s Cook Certificate.

Note: these are not currently approved by UK MCA so if you do an assessment with these currently the UK MCA will not issue you with an MCA SCC but you can use them to work on the flags listed under each.

  • 1) Blue Oceans Yachting – MLC Ships Cook Certification Course – Fort Lauderdale

In 2023 Blue Oceans Yachting got approval for the MLC Ship’s Cook Certification Course for Marshall Island Approval, Cayman Island Approval, and Jamaica Approval.

For details please go to https://www.blueoceansyachting.com/yacht-crew/training

This information was supplied to us by Blue Ocean Yachting in August 23

  • 2) Blue Water Florida

In July 2020 Blue Water Florida got approval from these flag states for the Marine Cookery Assessment.

  • The Cayman Islands
  • The Republic of The Marshal Islands
  • The Bahamas Maritime Authority
  • Jamaica
  • Malta
  • Finland
  • Liberia (for tankers, container ships, offshore oil rigs)

For details on the assessment visit https://www.bluewateryachting.com/training-course/ship-s-cook-assessment-fort-lauderdale-381

This information was supplied to us by Jim Distler, Bluewater Florida on 6 November 2020

  • 3) Oceanwave Monaco/ITA Training
    • 20 Rue des Casemates,06600, Antibes

Oceanwave offer a Cayman Islands recognised assessment

Further info can be found at https://oceanwavemonaco.com/ships-cook-certificate/

3 thoughts on “Other Flag state approved centres you can do Marine Cookery Assessment at?

  • Mike Booth

    I did my assessment with Bluewater Fort Lauderdale, it was great! I have been a yacht chef for 10 years and have usually only been on Cayman boats, but the crew agency I dealt with recently required it and on my new boat, the captain required it, they are a Marshal Island flag. It seems more employers and crew agencies want it to prove compentency, not a bad thing.

  • Thanks Mike for the feedback. Good luck with the new job! Admin

  • Filippo

    Good morning !
    I need to do the ship cook certificate in Malta.
    Any advice ?
    Thank you in advance



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